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e hope he's back tomorrow and resting up right now. >> hopefully getting rest. have a great day, everyone. >> bye bye. in the west. it is monday, december 9, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning" from washington. if you're traveling your flight could be. more than a thousand delayed today. snow slammed the area. >> the effort to honor nelson mandela and protect the 70 world leaders coming to pay respects. >> inside kennedy center here in washington d.c. the star studded tribute for five national treasures. >> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i don't like the snow or ice.
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>> holy freaking moly. >> a mixture of snow and freezing rain from pennsylvania to new england. >> in new york city i see this mullti multicar pile up. >> crazy whiteout conditions in philadelphia. >> president barack obama and the first lady on their way to south africa you to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> to see the whites and blacks together on the streets. it's because of nelson. >> defense secretary chuck hagel, first trip there for the pentagon chief in three years. >> it's a simple match. three were taken to the hospital. >> hundreds thousands turned out
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for the government protest toppling the statue. >> house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting the finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in years. >> fans remembered paul you walker and left flowers in his memory. drew brees 50,000 career passing yards. >> saints 31-13. all time mark from 64. prater's kick is good. >> in washington d.c. the kennedy center a warded artists. billy joel santana. i mean awesome. >> kirby hancock sitting up there with the president of the united states and first lady. he's the only one not nervous about what i'm going to say.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." from washington we're in the smithsonian american art museum and natural portrait gally. what a place. good morning. >> good morning to you charlie. we're going to talk to two senators about the potential budget deal and number of challenging foreign policy issues. >> difficult for commuters in washington. snow, ice, rain has millions slipping and slide ago long the northeast coast. >> drivers from new york city to boston face the fine line between rain and freezing rain. this storm stretches from alabama all the way through new england. the philadelphia area has been especially hard hit. jenn of our philadelphia station kyw is in nearby brenmar.
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>> reporter: we were supposed to get a few inches yesterday. by mid afternoon we found ourselves in the middle of a full blown snowstorm. snow covered roads proved deadly after a driver was struck and killed after he got out of his car after a minor crash. the 50 car pileup left dozens stranded for hours on the turnpike. across the state, the storm's power took many by surprise. >> the storm came out of nowhere. it just hit us. >> reporter: drivers found themselves spinning out or maneuvering vehicles on foot. at philadelphia international airport, more than eight and a half inches of snow fell forcing the ground stop for flights. the storm didn't stop eagles fans from watching their team beat the detroit lions or at least trying to watch. >> the forecast today for snow and sleet, not a blizzard.
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>> it fell so fast and heavy it was tough you to make out the players or the field. winter may still be two weeks away, but this early blast has some wishing the season was over. >> i don't like the snow. i don't like it at all or the ice. i prefer summertime when it's warm. >> reporter: even though the snow for the most part has stopped, officials are warning drivers to remain cautious. the slick conditions and freezing rain are expected to continue through most of the day. charlie and norah. >> jenn thank you. in north texas where this storm began melting ice and snow causing new problems. sheets of ice came crushing down on an suv outside a building in plano, texas near dallas. no one was injured. 1300 flights are cancelled today. many are in dallas. bad weather is expected another day or so. meteorologist meagan is tracking
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the storm. >> snow this morning for parts of new england. the snow makes its play along the east coast. i see a bigger issue with the wintery mix for parts of new york and eventually massachusetts working up to maine through the course of the day today. snowfall accumulation not that impressive with this system. about 2 1/2 inches buffalo the next 24 hours. less than an inch boston, portland burletonton and albany. the danger is ice in the red shaded area. we take you to the best accumulation areas. west virginia and down to central virginia where we could see a quart toreer to half an inch. 22 the high in chicago. 4 below the high in far go. it will be 82 in miami.
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president barack obama is on his way to south africa to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela tuesday. >> three former american presidents also plan to be there. here with us is major garrett. >> reporter: that will take place in the segregated township for much of mandela's time sprang and where many martyrs decide. president barack obama and the first lady will attend the service for mandela with jimmy carter george w. bush. at the 91st lighting of the national christmas tree president barack obama made sure nelson mandela was there. >> in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and courage. >> mandela came to america june
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1990, five months after the release from prison arriving first in new york for a parade down the canyon of heros. the big apple capper yankees stadium. >> you know who i am. i am a yankee. >> reporter: from there to the white house where mandela's cause was not always embraced and a meeting with the first president bush. >> may god bless you and the people of south africa. thank you. >> then an address to congress. >> you have given us the power to join hands with all people of countries to fight for the victory of democracy and human rights throughout the world. >> we mentioned bushes are flying with the first family. so is former secretary of state
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hillary clinton. former president clinton and daughter chelsea will go separate. >> they're working out you logistics. >> very chaotic situation. more than 50 million people live in south africa. the loss of mandela is bringing them together like never before. houses of worship are filling up you across the country. deborah is in johannesburg. >> reporter: i'm outside nelson mandela's house. we have learned in a short while from now the family will leave together with elders from the village and travel to one military hospital to view mandela's body. the rainbow nation united in
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honor of one remarkable man. a national day of prayer was held on sunday leading the way south africa president zuma attending the methodist church in joe johannesburg. the prayers may sound different but the love and respect for mandela is more powerful than any one faith. >> i'm sad he's now gone. i'm hoping his legacy stays with us forever and a day. >> more than 50 heads of states including president barack obama and most of the living former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial and funeral services this week. it is expected to be one of the largest global gatherings in
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recent history. this is south africa fulfilling mandela's dream of one common identity that cuts across race and creed. >> i just hope that the young people of today can continue with his legacy. i hope to go forward. >> reporter: as you heard, south africa is gearing up to receive world leaders, sports stars, hollywood's finest. at the end of the day, it is the people of south africa who are defining in unprecedented mourning period in south africa. charlie and norah. >> deborah, thank you. this morning the biggest tech companies in the world are joining together and demanding limits in the surveillance of web users. the group includes google facebook and microsoft running full page newspaper including a note to president barack obama and open congress. it's signed by eight companies. tech firms want world
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governments to limit spying online and make surveyillance programs transparent. the first successful budget agreement in two years, reports say would repeal automatic spending cuts and reduce spending of federal agencies to $1 trillion over two fiscal years. >> chuck hagelle visited pakistan today to meet with leaders to talk about u.s. drones. he's the first pentagon chief to visit in four years. in sunday hagel was in afghanistan and told cbs news u.s. forces could pull out of afghanistan at the end of 2014 if the security agreement is not signed. margaret asked if that's a real possibility. >> isn't that an american
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retreat? >> use any term you want retreat or not renewing our efforts here post 2014. you can say it any way you want. what i'm saying is unless we have the security of an agreement to protect our forces then we'll have no choice. we will not be able to stay. >> we're going ask senator mccain about that in a moment. hagel is on his way to saudi arabia. iran will meet with six powers today to discuss the agreement to allow you inspectors to arrive inside the plant. one plant was inspected sunday. elizabeth palmer is in iran with the results. >> reporter: the agreement on iran's nuclear program passed the first test this weekend when the authorities allowed two international inspectors into the nuclear facility near the capital which had been off limits the past two years.
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iranian government points to this as proof the deal is working, can work. it's very early days yet of course. they're very much afraid the new round of sanctions coming out of the u.s. senate will derail it before it has time to build trust between iran and the international community. it has to be said the deal is not universally popular here in iran either. in fact president rouhani's government is facing a lot of resistance from those that see the deal as a sell out to the west. in some ways they'd like nothing better than a new round of u.s. sanctions making the deal fail before it can get traction. for "cbs this morning," i'm elizabeth palmer many teheran. >> the senator is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> what a nice place. >> thank you. much nicer than your gig in new york i must say. >> really. >> let's begin with iran. you heard the prime minister
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yesterday. we'll prepare to use force if necessary. negotiations and diplomacy will be allowed to work? >> if you believe the deal that's been made is value pelvic inflamatory disease allowing the ing-- been made is valid. then you may want to pursue this. we will -- when i say we we the critics say after six months is elapsed if there's no deal we think increased sanctions are the most effective way to bring iran around. but the right to enrich the country that's cheated and lied throughout this whole process and not say that they are prohibited from the right to enrich is a serious mistake. i have one other comment.
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returning an arms control issue which is important and ignoring the regional conflict iran's client is killing as we speak. iranian guard is in syria killing syrians. we do nothing about that. nothing. >> what about the news over the weekend iran is allowing inspectors into this nuclear plant. that's a significant development. >> they have let inspectors in plants in the past while other plants are being built and tunnels are dug into mountains. look, don't trust but verify. the agreement is there. >> isn't that what inspections are about, verifying? >> yes. they have cheated and lied the last 20 years. >> do you believe the -- >> if you believe -- i've seen this. there's good guys and bad guys. there's one guy in iran. he calls the shots. so it's sort of like this thing
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we work with him when we know he's the puppet. putin is the guy. credibility is at stake. >> let's turn to afghanistan, america's longest war. secretary hagel just there but unable to meet with monthhammed -- >> it's remarkable. the commitment and sacrifice we make and can't meet with the president of the country. >> what would you do? >> i would do what they're doing now. that's saying if you don't get a deal we're going to leave. that's a huge set back for the united states. not only hurts afghanistan. we haven't told the congress and the afghans how many troops we want to leave behind. doing what? that's a replay of what happened when we got out of iraq by not giving them a number of troops. it got down so little number it was ridiculous. >> all right senator. we squeezed a lot in.
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good to see you. >> thanks. time to show you headlines. the national security agents is not alone in collecting cell phone data. it's used by local and state police. public records show dozens of agencies grab information from phones while in use. in california the american held in north korea made it home. 85-year-old newman spent six weeks of detention in a comfortable hotel. he says he ate well and was bored at times. newman was detained during the ten day visit to north korea. he was freed friday after reading the apology for his you service during the korean war. los angeles times says many attended the memorial for paul walker. walker was the star of "fast & furious" movies. he was k
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a massi a massive show of security as south africa plans the farewell to nelson mandela. >> 11,000 soldiers country wide. >> she said 11,000. >> 11,000 troops have been deployed. >> we're in joehan esburg where they are trying to protect former presidents. some members aren't as sensitive as they ought to be. will sensitivity training help in 2014 elections? honoring america's giant. >> we don't give voice. i represent them. it's fine to be here on behalf of them. it's glory. >> we'll take you inside the
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dangerous commute. patches of black ice were spotted in itions should good morning. it's 7:26. extreme cold making for a dangerous commute. patches of black ice were spotted. conditions should improve as temperatures rides into the 50s. a stanford medical team is back home after spending two weeks in the philippines helping with relief efforts. they worked six days a week treating about 200 patients a day. a gun buy-back event planned for saturday is facing challenges. so far, organizers have only raised a little under $5,000. they need $10,000 by tomorrow.
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better news for highway 4
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commuters. they canceled the traffic alert. it was pushing the bayly road exit. five cars involved. still seeing big delays. expect extra grid lock today because of the accident. and now clear to the right-hand shoulder. and another accident is cleared out of lanes northbound 880 by 23rd. another multi-car crashed. and it was cleared to the right- hand shoulder. still more sluggish than usual towards downtown oakland. and several reports of black ice this morning including southbound lanes of 101. that's your latest traffic. here's the forest. and the bitter cold temperatures in the morning hours continuing today. well down into the 20s in the north bay valley. and clear sky, very dry air. and we've got the arctic air mass overhead. 21 degrees right now. 21 also. 28 in san jose. and temperatures looking a little bit warmer and maybe normal, maybe 60s by wednesday.
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the all-timer, 6 h, matt prater's kick is good! >> unbelievable. >> and denver broncos' kicker matt prater brook an nfl record with a 64 yard field goal with the tennessee titans. the previous record was 63 yards and the broncos went on to beat the titans 51-28 and sclin. ed an afc playoff berth. boy, has he got legs. >> oh, boy. i wonder what nick saban is saying when he sees that. welcome to "cbs this morning." we're at in smithsonian art museum and national gallery in washington, d.c. coming up this half hour they've redefined america art and culture. five top entertainers receive the nation's highest honor at
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the kennedy center here in washington, d.c. we'll take you to the gala celebrating billy joel shirley maclaine, and more. plus republicans running for office are going back to school. see how they're learning to improve their it cat as they try to close the gop gender gap. that story's ahead. as the world pays its respects to nelson mandela, the memorial will be held at the pnc stadium in johannesburg. the short notice is proven to be a major security challenge. bill whitaker is in johannesburg. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. throngs of people have been gathered outside nelson mandela's house in johannesburg since he passed away. it's going to be one of the biggest in recent history, being compared to winston churchill's,
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die princess diana and john f. kennedy. scores of world leaders are planning to attend memorials and the funeral for nelson mandela. from the u.s. president barack obama, former pretties george bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. the prince is flying in from the uk. >> the world cup is bigger. >> this is unquestionably the biggest event that south africa will ever see. >> reporter: rory stein was the head of security for nelson mandela. he says the scope of the funeral proceedings would challenge any country. the body of the former president lying in state in the capital pretoria for three days for citizens to pay respect. the burial next sunday in mandela's tiny ancestral village
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in the eastern cape province. >> we simply haven't had this scale of vip arrival before. >> how do you test that? how do you prepare for this scale of invasion that we are -- >> you say 11,000. >> 11,000 troops deployed. >> she said a coordinated plan involving the military, airport and police across the country is in place and patrol to protect thousands. rory was in charge of security for mandela's inauguration. >> what we did there was limited the size of the motorcades and i think that -- i'm sure that that's what we're going do again. >> we believe that probably millions of people will be
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watching. the house of africa perform. >> norah charlie, she used the name madiba which is mandela's tribal name. now yesterday was a national day of prayer. the defense minister told us she'll be praying every day that this country can pull off this world event without a hitch. >> we're hoping for that too. thank you. in 2005 a vicious fire fight led to one of the most extraordinary stories of bravery from a war in afghanistan. a team of navy s.e.a.l.s was sent out to hunt for the rest and only one came out alive. anderson cooper spoke with marcus latrell of "60 minutes." >> he said they were surrounded and he and mike murphy decided to go to a remote position so they could get a satellite and
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call for help. >> mine was pushed out from under this would be irin the middle of this draw. wide open no coverage no nothing. he was on a satellite call. >> he saw his lieutenant make the call a call mike murphy knew would likely cost him his life. >> two rounds to his chest. he spun around like a top. i made my way up to him. he's my best friend. i already lost danny. i knew axle was dying. i didn't want to lose him. he crawled left. i was out in the open waving my hands, come down to me. all i wanted him to do was come down to me and i heard the gun go off and a lot of gunfire in his area. i was trying with everything i had to get to him and he -- he started screaming my name. he said marcus man, you've got to help me marcus. it got so intense that i actually put my weapon down and
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covered my ears because i couldn't stand to hear him die. all i wanted him do was stop screaming my name. they killed him. and i -- and i put my weapon down in a gunfight while my best friend was getting killed so that pretty much make mess a coward. >> how can you say that? >> say what. >> why do you think that? >> why do i think what? >> that putting your weapon down is being a coward. >> because it is a coward issing at if you put your weapon down in a gunfight. they say every man has his breaking point. i never thought i'd find mine. the only way to break a navy s.e.a.l. is to kill us. but i broke right there. i quit right there. >> still he said he was able to pick up his weapon and find matt atchison the only other s.e.a.l. alive. >> he was below me. he crawled under the overhang. said we're going to die, man,
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we're going to die right now. >> you said that to ax. >> hmm. i made my peace with god about dying but most of the time we don't know where wen we're going to die. they shut the light off. it's a weird feeling when you know the reap 'eers at the door. >> you know charlie, this is sufficient an incredible story. you spoke with marcus latrell before. so have i. one of the most har rowing experiences, with our navy s.e.a.l.s have been through, that's so incredible. what he's been on to for the road to recovery. >> the people came to help them were also killed in this mission. >> now it's going to be on the big screen in hollywood so people can learn more about that. we're here in washington so we're talking about what's happening here. one of the stories we're talking about is every member of the house as we know faces re-election in 2014 and the & republicans are setting their sights on a voting block where
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they're reaching out to women. nancy cordes is here with us. nancy, what are the republicans doing? >> well, norah and charlie, the republicans know they need to make up serious ground with women. they're very frank about that. women make up 54% of the electorate and cbs polls show they routinely approve of democrats over republicans by a 10% margin. they have been recruiting and putting their women out front. >> we've had more time to dissect this deal. >> there are 19 but gop leaders keep them busy. theme hold party leadership positions and house speaker john boehner rarely holds a news conference without a few female members standing behind them. this saturday renee ellmers of north carolina was tapped to give the party's weekly address. >> if you want to talk about a war on women, look no further than this health care law. missouri's ann wagner has
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been tasked with trying to close the house gop gender gap who has three times as many members. >> we have 19 republican women in a conference of 232, and that is failure and one that must be improved. >> improving those numbers, they hope will help with women voters who went with president obama by 11 points in 2012 and 13 points in 208. >> from what i understand from doctors -- >> part of the gop's challenge with women stems from comments by a handful of men. >> if it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> missouri's todd akin and richard mourdock made comments about rape that shut them down. chambliss blamed the high incidence of sexual assaults in the military on, quote, hormone
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results created by them. >> some are not as sensitive. >> do you think they're making strides? >> i do. >> they're having role-playing sessions with republican candidates training them on how to talk more carefully about social issues but even than move gave opponents and comedians new fodder. >> it only makes sense that they give lessons to parties on how to talk with the human race. >> i think everyone struggles on,000 reach out. oftentimes we're a party in that talks in specifics with graphs and pie chart instead of putting a human face on it. >> she and others said one thing they don't think they need do is change their platforms or policies. they want to look for ways to
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make their existing platforms more appealable to them. >> all right. nancy, good to see you. >> good to see you guys too. and snoop lion, formerly known as roof dog raised the roof at kennedy center. oh, yeah. we'll take you to celebration of the country's five inthrough enial audience. you'll see what had charlie and gayle jamming.
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for 36 years the kennedy center has honored artists that influence american culture. last night they honored a legendary actress and four musical giants. ♪ sing us the song of the piano man ♪ billy joel looked on as they paid tribute. the six-time grammy award winner was among five artists to
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receive the kennedy center honor. the award recognizes a lifetime of artistic achievement. >> this is a national honor. it's given by the country. not just people who like my music, but it's an american thing. it's real honor. >> tonight began with a personal salute from the president. >> when you first become president, one of the questions people ask you is what's really going on at area 51? when i wanted to know i called shrly shirley maclaine. >> later they weredowned by heavy weights and power players. today they enjoyed performances from across the musical spectrum. ♪ during a tribute to jazz legend herbie hancock, rapper snoop dogg got everyone moved. so did a rendition of the
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broadway show stopper that kick started shirley maclaine's career. ♪ there's got to be something easy to learn ♪ >> it's not for bun thing you've done but many things you've done and i appreciate that. >> the honorees included two latin americans. carlos santana is credited with bringing latin culture to the mainstream. >> we don't give voice, i represent them. so it's fun to be here on behalf of them and its glory. and martina arroyo who grew up in harlem to become one of the world's great opera stars. they may come from different backgrounds, but at the end of the night, all five artists came together honored as america's best. great night in washington. two of the most beautiful women there sit at this table.
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murder suspect is due in court today. 21-year-old ronni ed in the good morning everyone. it's 7:56. a san francisco murder suspect is due in court today. the 21-year-old ronnie collins is charged in the shooting death of a man december 1st. investigators say collins lured the victim to san francisco by offering to buy a video game console for him. and the victim had posted the play station 4 for sale online. investigators will be back out at a county park this morning after a family stumbled upon human remains. a man and two children were in the ranch regional park when the father spotted a human skull and a tennis shoe yesterday. stay with us. traffic and weather in a moment.
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good morning. eastbound 80 right before the bay bridge. we have an accident in the clearing stages. but it's slow up the skyway. and the other direction, the toll plaza, it's fully into the maze. and the approaches are slow as well. and westbound 92, not better. southbound 880 and the san mateo bridge stacking up toward foster city. and a live look where northbound is still jammed up heading towards 23rd. the scene of an earlier crash. that's traffic, here's weather. we are looking at sunshine. and we need every bit of it. a very cold start to the morning again. high pressure trying to build in so the cold arctic air mass remains locked in. and then notice changes. out the door we go, 20s and 30s now. by the afternoon, 40s and 50s. and warmer weather, maybe 60s by the time we hit wednesday.
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♪ good morning, everyone. it is 8:00 a.m. in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning" from washington, d.c. if you're traveling east get ready for snow, ice, and some delays. millions of commuters are crawling to work today. more than 1,300 flights are canceled. president obama's on his way to nelson mandela's memorial service. new information from south africa this morning. >> and climbing the stairs of america's attics. the smithsonian reveals treasures from two centuries of american politics. first here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the snow this morning for parts of new england. >> but it is the wintry mix that brings about the potential for
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ice. >> by midafternoon we were in the middle of a full-blown snowstorm. >> the bushes are flying this morning with the first family to soweto. so is hillary clinton. 30 or 40 members of congress are also expected to attend. >> it's expected to be one of the biggest in recent history. >> the biggest event south africa will witness. >> defense secretary chuck hagel visited pakistan today. he met with leaders to talk about the use of u.s. drones. >> the geneva agreement on iran's nuclear program passed its first test this weekend. >> allowing inspectors. that's pretty significant. >> yes. they have let inspectors in the plants in the past while other plants were being built. >> five top entertainers receive the nation's highest honor at the kennedy center. >> just people who like my music. >> for the all-time mshg from 64 the kick is good!
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history is made! >> boy, he's got legs. >> oh, boy. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we're coming to you from the smithsonian american art museum and national portrait gallery. in a moment we'll talk to missouri senator claire mccaskill, but first a winter storm is causing new headaches this morning in washington and along the eastern seaboard. the snow began yesterday and had a major impact on nfl action. the redskins couldn't deal with the weather in d.c. they lost to kansas city. >> there was a lot to deal with. there was more snow in baltimore, too, as the ravens scored with four seconds left to beat minnesota. the miami dolphins were way out of their element in pittsburgh, but they still managed to beat the steelers who stepped out of bounds during a trick play at the end of the game. and in philadelphia take a look at this. it was really hard to tell who
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was who. eagles ran through six inches of snow to beat detroit. our philadelphia station kyw is outside this morning in bryn mawr, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, norah and gayle. we were only supposed to get a few inches of snow here yesterday, but we got that and more. a little bit of video here. you can see philadelphia was pounded with an early december storm. over 8 inches of snow fell in this area yesterday, and the accumulation proved to be a disaster for drivers. many found themselves stuck in the inclement weather. motorists in nearby morgantown were stranded on the pennsylvania turnpike for hours after a fatal accident led to a 50-car pileup. delays hit the philadelphia airport as well where 200 flights were canceled. at one point, a total ground stop was in effect and those delays are expected to affect today's travel plans. as for today, temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s, but this messy precipitation is expected to continue until late
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afternoon. charlie, norah, and gayle? >> jen, thank you. south africa is preparing for tomorrow's memorial service for former president nelson mandela. president obama and his wife michelle, will attend. they are aboard air force one at this hour. and in south africa mandela's family is putting aside its differences this morning. debora patta is in johannesburg. >> good morning. i just spoke to south africa's minister of public works and administration. she was inside the house with the mandelas and described the image in there as calm. the family is very calm. inside is nelson mandela's widow and his former wife winnie. the family has been embroiled in squabbling and fighting over the past six mos but she said you would never think so if you walked in there today. they are the picture of unity, coming together, focused only on nelson mandela. now, as i was talking to them
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they left to go to one military hospital in pretoria. the minister told me that the body of nelson mandela has now been prepared by undertakers and he is draped in the clothes that eventually he will be buried in. they will spend private minutes communing with nelson mandela. charlie, norah, and gayle? >> thank you. congress faces an end of the year deadline this morning. it has a mountain of unfinished work, but there are signs that negotiators will announce a budget agreement before the house goes home on friday. missouri senator claire mccaskill is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> how significant do you think this agreement will be? >> well, i'm not sure that it's going to solve all of our problems. but it solved the major problem, and that is this town has been incapable of compromise and negotiation for months on end. so i think the shutdown when the house republicans caused the shutdown a few months ago, i think there were such political ramifications everyone all of a sudden straightened their
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shoulders and said we've got to get in a room and do our jobs and be reasonable. >> so many people going to the funeral and nelson mandela will not get in the way? >> i don't think so. while there are many that are going, i think most of the work will be at the end of the week and i think people will have an opportunity to return and we can get our stuff done. >> you're on the armed surveillances committee. we heard the defense secretary hagel tell cbs news it is a very real possibility that because the u.s. and afghanistan did not reach a deal that all u.s. troops could pull out. >> well we cannot have our men and women on the ground when they are not protected by an agreement with the country that they could never be prosecuted in the courts of afghanistan or be charged with crimes. these status of forces agreements are essential. and if karzai will not sign the agreement, then our hands are tied. the president's hands are tied. on the other hand, they have an election norah, in the spring. karzai will not be in office anymore. and some think, including the
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chairman of the senate armed services committee, carl levin, that we need to wait because even if karzai signed it we can't rely on him going forward because he'll only be in office a few more months. we maybe should try to tread water until a new president is elected in afghanistan in the spring. >> let's talk about as we're wrapping up the end of the year the latest polls are coming out calling this the worst congress ever saying it's the least productive. what do you say to that? is there a way to not blame the other guy? >> we all need to take responsibility. that's one of the things frankly folks at home get really irritated at is no matter what goes wrong we're so anxious to say it's their fault. in washington we're good at that, blaming the other guy, because this is about elections and power. i do think that when you have a divided government it's always going to be ugly. i mean the people of this country sends the president to the oval office, a democratic
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majority to the senate and a republican majority to the house. we all believe we were sent with a different set of values and priorities. thoo does it seem uglier than usual? >> i think that's what happeneded is the middle has really been can nalized. i'm proud to hang out in the middle and call myself a moderate, but what's happened is the districts have been drawn so safely in the house that what people are worried about is the primary. well, if all you're worried about is your base on the right or the left, it takes away the incentive to come to middle and compromise. i tell people all the time, call your senator and say, hey, have you compromised lately? >> what is your read today in the senate on the bill to combat sexual assault in the military? >> we are -- >> who has the upper hand in the terms of the legislation that is likely to pass? >> we are going to have historic reforms in the defense authorization bill. we are doing procedurally things that are difficult to do because
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they would not allow us votes on these measures before we left for thanksgiving but in the bill we will take commander's authority away from being able to fool around with verdicts after the fact. we'll continue to hold commanders accountable, which many of us especially those of us who have been prosecutors, understand that's the best way to protect victims. >> senator mccaskill, thank you. could we just say to the people that you have moved. who would have thought senator mccaskill at the kennedy center so snoop dogg. >> party over here. >> can somebody scream and you did. >> oh yeah. >> it was great. >> a wonderful night. >> a great night. american airlines merges with us airways today. it will create the world's biggest airline and could be called american airlines group. the merger survived years of legal challenges over concerns it would mean less competition and higher prices. the new american promises more than 6,700 flights daily in 56
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different countries. and tomorrow on "cbs this morning," we will sit down with doug parker, the ceo of american. we'll look at how the creation of the new carrier will affect
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john jingle has seen more than 70 years of history in the u.s. capitol. this morning america's longest serving congressman looks back in a note to his younger self. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." from washington. [ female announcer ] if you love natural creamers you'll love coffee-mate natural bliss. it makes coffee delicious with only four simple ingredients -- milk...
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it has been taking us around the globe for more than a century. >> the "national geographic" group. >> if a picture's worth a thousand words, this three-volume series might just say it all. we'll show you what's inside first on "cbs this morning" from washington. first this morning from "cbs this morning" in washington.
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look at the "national geographic" building here in washington. on tuesday a copy of "national geographic" around the world in 125 years sold at auction for $13,000. that book, the fifth one printed, was autographed by 43 of the best photographers in the world. unsigned copies go for $499. anthony mason gives us a sneak preview of it is a story you'll see first on "cbs this morning." >> did you buy it? >> how far back does this archive go? >> our earliest material dates around 1870s. inside the archival you'll find a photographic history of the modern world. how many pictures are in this archive though? >> well the image collection manages about 11.5 billion images. >> bill bonner is in charge of the vintage collections that includes some of the earliest color images. >> these are autograms.
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this was the first commercially successful process and it was introduced in 1907. >> and some of the most exotic photographs like this 1919 picture from the solomon islands. >> it says mrs. johnson and chief magapate before the trouble started. >> what was the trouble, do you know? >> i don't know, and that's troubled me. >> nearly a thousand of these photographs have been collected in a giant three-volume book. >> and i went through every single story ever published. >> this man said the "national geographic" played an important role. its photographers showed us the way the world lived. >> they were ambassadors of the sort, weren't they? >> absolutely. they represented in a sense this little pioneer spirit of america. >> what did it mean to be a
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photographer for national gee graphic? >> it meant a lot. >> he's traveled the globe for nearly a half a century. >> this figure crawled around the facade is you? >> it's me in a three-piece suit. you always wear a three-piece suit around the vatican because you never know when you're going to run into the pope. >> how did you get this shot? >> i'm in a plane strapped in. >> he worked in egypt and tiera dell fuego. >> it was harbor for 8,000 sheep. they brought them in to market. >> 8,000 sheep. >> that's right. this guy is trying to herd them down the street. this is a story on rats. >> on rats? >> in a 1975 story he shot in a temple where rats were believed to provide trarns port for a
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hindu goddess. >> when i started to shoot i realized they were crawling up my leg stands and shooting out my light cords. >> that's a lot to get a picture. >> anything for the geographic. >> he's really sizing me up. >> jodie cobb photographed a tribe in pop pa papua, new guinea. >> did you feel like a pioneer? >> in that the pioneers get the arrows and the settlers get the land. that's something that i took to heart. >> literally from these guys you probably did get narrows. i was a little nervous. i mean they were cannibals. >> the magazine's photographers had to be both persistent and patient,ling to trek to inhospitable locations and wait for the defining moment when the
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story could become clear in a single enduring image. >> do you think there's a universal quality to photographers for the "national geographic"? >> curiosity, passion, hunger. they're a different group of people. >> for "cbs this morning," anthony mason, washington. >> what a world. >> the power of photography. >> what a life for the photographer. >> these three books for 325 years. >> thank you gayle. >> merry christmas, charlie. merry christmas, norah. >> let that just be the beginnings. >> so generous. is smithsonian is often called america's attic but most people only get to see the national treasures. bill plante takes us to tom jeffer southern's materials to abraham abraham lincoln's watch.
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making for a dangerous commute in parts of the east bay this mo good morning. it's 8:25. time for news headlines. extreme cold making for dangerous commutes this morning. patches of black ice were spotted. road conditions should improve as temperatures rise into the 50s. a stanford medical team is back home after spending two weeks in the philippines helping with relief efforts. they worked six days a week treating 200 patients a day. while the devastation is widespread, the rebuilding effort is well underway. and a gun buy-back event for saturday is facing challenges there. say crowd funded buy-back. so far, organizers have raised a little under $5,000. they need $10,000 by tomorrow. every $100 will take one gun
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good morning. a new accident, four-car crash coming into san jose. causing back-ups on 101. northbound 101, that's where the accident is blocking lanes. and also outside we go and a live look at the freeway northbound 880. it is a slow crawl this morning towards the downtown oakland
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exits. and earlier accidents and southbound starts to back-up into hayword. and a live look at the bay bridge. metering lights turned on before 6:00 this morning and jammed solid through the maze. and down the east shore freeway, that's a heavier than usual drive time because of a crash blocking lanes. that's your latest traffic. and here's the forecast. nice and clear skies right now. but cold air and very dry air. so some chilly temperatures. even along the coastline today. dropping down into the 30s. so a cold start today. you're got the arctic air continuing to sit overhead. and it will move out in the next day and a half or so. this amp, still chilly. plan on about 48 degrees. and 47 in concord. and maybe 52 degrees, sunny skies in san jose. and 52 in san francisco. another night of freezing temperatures into tomorrow morning. and then the numbers start to moderate. and maybe 60s by wednesday. for over 60,000 california foster children the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now.
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try not to slip as you're walking around d.c. today. it's a little dicey out there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we're in washington at the smithsonian american art musician and the national portrait gallery. what a gorgeous gorgeous courtyard. coming up in this half hour the smithsonian's history museum displays just half of its collection. bill plante goes behind for hidden political treasures. also john dingell was the dean of the house. before that he worked as a teenager. he writes a note to himself witnessing the things that changed forever.
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that's ahead. "the wall street journal" finds there are other problems under obama care. policies have higher deductibles. the average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on health is more than $5,000. >> u-t says bob filner will be facing sense snensing today. "usa today" looks at a passenger who fell asleep on his flight. he found himself locked on a cold empty plane on friday and the crew of united express express jet did not notice him during layover in houston. he called his girlfriend who called united who called him out. >> when he called his girlfriend she did not miss it. >> how do you miss a sleeping guy in a chair. >> meant to be there.
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i fell asleep. >> i'm left on a plane. >> that would induce panic. >> i wonder if anyone's going to lose their job. i don't know. >> no, i don't think so. >> or a girlfriend. >> better yet. that's right. okay. speaking of one of our favorite royals, prince harry, your favorite charlie. >> he's my guy. >> his charity race to the south pole has been suspended. for the past week he walked with a team of wounded warriors. they were racing against two o'teams but organizers say harsh can'ts mean they will no longer compete. instead they'll travel together. they have about 70 miles to go before reaching the south pole. president obama and mrs. obama left washington a short time ago. on "face the nation" yesterday bob schieffer focused mandela's life. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i loved the show how you started with maya angelou and ended with the poem she had written for him because it so brilliantly captured his life
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and what it meant. >> she is an amazing person in her own right. >> i think so too. >> when i called her last week and asked her to be on i thought -- she's not in the best of health. she can't travel very much and she said, no i'll do it because i want to. and then i found autoout she had written this poem. she didn't tell us. she told us on the show when the state department asked her to do this not to disclose it for -- until 48 hours after he was dead. >> how did you get gayle king to do it? >> you know that was an e-mail from bob schieffer to gayle king. yeah. what they're saying in south africa, though today about him while they're grieving, of course they're also celebrating. i saw one woman who said the old man did his part and he did it well and now we must let him go. what do you think people should remember about why he's so powerful because he opened minds and hearts all oversome. >> the thing about him and i was thinking about this all week. you know the definition of a
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hero we always say heroism is doing an extraordinary circumstances what you would do in normal circumstances. and usually a hero does something he jumps out in the line of fire and saves his comrades. he dies into the potomac river and saves a drowning person but nelson mandela was so different. his whole life was an example to us not just one act. his whole life was an example to us. and it was an example of so many things. brave bravery, courage, perseverance in the beginning. and then in the end, forgiveness and reconciliation. >> described as courage is grace under pressure. >> yes. >> it was interesting to hear that congress of course put in part the sanctions on the south african apartheid government. ronald reagan vetoed those sanctions. and i know you spoke with secretary james baker.
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it was interesting to hear him say he knows that reagan regretted that. >> yeah. and it's the only veto that ronald reagan ever had overridden by the congress. he wound up losing his own party. the senate was controlled by republicans in those days and they -- -- they overrode it. that had an enormous amount to do with i think, with nelson mandela finally being released from prison. i mean we came to have a different attitude about south africa. up until that point, we -- the reagan administration saw south africa as our ally against come communism communism, and people kent going to the south african embassy and getting arrested. people came to have a different attitude about that. >> earlier we had nancy cordes
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on talking about the gop taking tutorials to improve their relationship with women or women voters. >> sensitivity training. >> sense sieveitiveity training. what does that say, bob? >> i don't know. >> what does that say? >> i'll leave that toe them to work it out. >> i wanted to ask you to high light the kennedy senator other than snoop dogg telling the people to make some noise, were you surprised when bill o'reilly walked out to introduce herbie hancock? >> i guess, i guess. >> i was very surprised. >> you know i love the kennedy center honors. >> me too. >> i've seen all but two of them, so i guess i've seen 38 of them. what's interesting about that is in the beginning it wasn't such a hot ticket. they'd come around and say how many tickets do you need. my mother woman come up from texas. what was funny, walter cronkite would invite his mom. i would add she looked exactly
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like walter cronkite. but walter's mother and my mother would get together and talk about their kids. >> you had to love it. >> i love ud it from beginning to end. >> i like seeing garth brooks. i've got to say i like garth brooks singing his own songs and that billy joel songs. and don henley. >> we could go on. >> it was a great evening. everybody was there. >> people will get to watch it later this month on cbs. every year millions get to view the smithsonian but few get to see a view of the largest complex. bill planlt is here also at the smithsonian art museum and the national gallery. good morning. >> the smithsonian is an amazing place. there's all kinds of fine art to see but there's also so much stuff. this is kind of like the dust bin of history.
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they have everything from dinosaur bones to spacecraft but most of it remains stashed away and you never get to see it. we got a behind-the-scenes peek at some of america's treasured history from rubenstein things that show how americans engage in the political process. >> in part we want to preserve this material for future generations. there's nothing like seeing the real object. >> real objects -- >> this is actually one of our real objects. >> the banner in which jefferson became the third president of the united states. >> it says thomas jefferson is president of the united states on one ribbon and john adams no
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more. >> there are drawers and drawers of kpanl buttons. tens of thousands, says rubenstein. >> it's a very simple idea. if you can get people to put your button on their shirt or coat, you stand a good chance of getting people to come out and actually go to the polls. >> reporter: and in an age before tv commercials were getting people out to vote. >> head to the polls on november 6th. >> reporter: -- there were huge political parades. >> here's this wonderful piece from 1860. this is "fear not old abeziars. >> and deep treasures like the old pocketwatch cared by the 1616 president. what would you say it is roughly in today's dollars? >> it's like a good rolex in today's dollars, whatever that means. >> do you think he was wearing
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this on the night he was killed? >> we don't know which watch he was caring that night. >> reporter: but most of things are far more energy than lincoln's watch. everyday stuff that might normally get thrown away. >> we're trying to preserve a little slice of that across the political spectrum so people in the future can get a real sense and feel of what those moments were like. so the logical question is where do they get all this stuff? believe it or not, the smithsonian sends its curators out to political campaigns, conventions, and to demonstrations of all kinds where they ask folks if they'd be willing to donate things and they're also the beneficiaries of people offering up their own items, and sometimes that stuff is just stuff, but occasionally there's a treasure. gayle, norah, charlie? >> thank you very much bill plante. it sure does have some of the coolest stuff i've ever seen. >> absolutely. >> our history right here.
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>> yeah. makes you want to do a little fields trip. when we come back, democratic congressman john dingell writes a note to his younger self. he shares a vie
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john dingell was a teenager when the japanese attacked pearl harbor in 1941 but he was
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already serving his country as a congressional page. this week he serve edd his 52nd year with the house of representatives. >> this morning he writing about his personal connection with pearl harbor in a note to self. >> john, you have no idea of all that you'll do and all that you will become. you will see much of the best and the worst times of our beloved nation. throughout your childhood, your mother is and also will be the heart and soul of the family. your father will teach you the tenets of the things called social justice that men and women can takas to promote the common good. while the phrase isn't used as much as it used to be you will still find that it carries great meaning. you'll be a witness to history throughout your entire life. at times you will know it and at
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times you will only realize it by looking back. walking into the united states capitol the day your dad was sworn in you'll remember it as being the biggest room that you'd ever been in. the majesty and the magic of that place is never going to expire. and you'll feel it as you stand in the same room as a house page at age 15. when president franklin delano roosevelt addressed congress following the attack on pearl harbor. >> day which will live in infamy. >> three years after, you'll join the army and go off to fight that same war. the country is united and you know the cause is just.
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you receive your orders to be part of the first wave into japan. as you prepare for the fight, second lieutenant john dingell is ultimately spared by the dropping of the terrible bomb that will change the world. you will study law. you will travel the nation. and one of the great joys of your life will be your time spent as a national park ranger working to protect this nation's land water, and wildlife. you will lose your dad, who is dear to you, far too early. many of your father's supporters will ask you to continue his service, and you will and your life will carry forward on a path of public service. from your time as a boy to your early years in congress you will stand on the shoulders of giants like your dad and they'll
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teach you that compromise is not a dirty word but rather it is the honorable cornerstone of democracy. to this very day and now more than ever, these words ring true in all that you will do. from the moment you take office you will continue your father's work to create a national health insurance system. >> and john dingell of michigan -- >> you will pre side at the passage of the medicare. achieving of the health care will take longer but it will become a reality, even in the darkest of times. keep at it. you will be successful. and, boy, your dad will be proud. you'll meet more than a dozen u.s. presidents and you'll find ways of working with each of them to help the people you've served. your greatest blessing will be four children and your beautiful
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loyal and loving wife your best friend, the lovely debra. you'll always have a fire in your belly in a congress and a nation divided. you will always work from the center. understanding this is tremendously valuable especially in a place so full of bickering politics and in-fighting. there will always be work left to do and there will never be enough hours in a day. but with god's help you will try. our people still need public servants. with every good wish, john. >> lovely. >> that was lovely, john dingell dingell. >> yeah. >> going from history to making
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a san francisco murder suspect is due in court today. 21-year-old ronnie collins is charged in the shooting death a man december first. investigators say collins lured the victim to san francisco... by offering to buy a videogame console from him. the victim... ikenna uwakah of daly city... had posted the "playstation four" for sale, online. investigators will be back out at a sonoma good morning. it's 8:55. your kpix 5 headlines. a murder suspect is due in court today. the 21-year-old ronnie collins is charged in the shooting death of a man december 1st. investigators say he lured the victim to san francisco by offering to buy a video game console from him. the victim the posted the play station 4 for sale online. a family stumbled upon human remains. a man and two children were in the ranch regional park when the father spotted a human skull and tennis shoe yesterday. extreme cold making for a dangerous commute. patches of black ice were spotted. conditions should improve as temperatures rise into the 50s
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and we can't wait. >> yeah, very cold around the bay area. last seven days or so. today, starting out chilly early on, temperatures in the 20s ask 30s again. and coming up just a little bit outside. but it's going tuberculosis a chilly day ahead. clear skies to the coastline. and looking back toward san francisco. and high pressure trying to build in. but the cold air will stick around for another day, maybe a day and a half. and that begins to slide out of town. highs this afternoon will still be on the chilly side, about 47 degrees in concord. 52 degrees in san francisco. and about 51. next couple day, we are going to watch for another freeze overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning and warmer weather ahead. in fact, back to normal and maybe to 60s wednesday. and we will check out the traffic report coming up next. the hands that drive a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event.
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by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand.
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good morning. the south bay is still blocking two lanes. traffic continues to be jammed on northbound 101. but the back-ups begin around the highway 85 interchange. and bay bridge backed up the maze. and slow down the east shore freeway due to an earlier crash. and traffic won't let up northbound 880 toward downtown oakland.
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